What will it cost me to sell this property? This question goes through your head, however, some are afraid to ask it out loud.  Don’t be.  Who pays the commission and how much is an important inquiry that affects you directly as a home buyer/seller.  Understanding how commission works makes Read More

Some important FAQ’s for Home Buyers

Should I talk with a bank before looking at homes? The answer to the question is YES!  There are tons of reasons why you should talk with a lender.  Please see the Preferred Lender TAB on our site.  This is a great place to start.  First and foremost, talking with a lender Read More

DO’s AND DON’Ts For First Time Home Buyers

DO’s  AND DON’Ts For First Time Home Buyers DO know your credit score Check your credit score before beginning the home buying process so you know where you stand. The better your credit, the better the terms of your loan. Our mortgage specialists on the Preferred Lenders TAB are ready Read More


This is one of the most fun events of the year in Minnesota for home owners, future home owners dreaming, stagers, designers, builders and the list goes on.  It’s a great way to dream, see what you like, don’t like and also what you may not have thought of. Spoiler Read More

Curb Appeal, there is only ONE first impression!

You don’t want to take the outside of your home’s looks for granted just because you are selling the home itself.  You are selling the structure, the lot it’s on, and its amenities (inside and out).  The first thing the potential buyer sees when they pull up, in all of Read More

HOA or No HOA, That is the Question

What is an HOA?  A Home Owners Association (HOA) is an organization of homeowners of a particular subdivision, condominium or planned unit development. The purpose of a home owners association is to provide a common basis for preserving, maintaining and enhancing their homes and property. The top benefits of an HOA: Properly protected property Read More

Simple but effective steps to an outstanding Open House

Light it up! Your temptation may be to close some curtains to hide what you may view as flaws, but don’t.  Open up curtains and blinds to give the feel of openness that the potential buyers are looking for.  Turn on lights and let any bling you have sparkle! Why do Read More

Understand YOUR needs when searching for a new Home

Thinking long-term or short-term, that is the question!  Knowing exactly where you stand on this subject can make all the difference in the world when going through the buying and selling process. Remember, your Home is where you will enjoy life, family and friends. Whether long term or short term, Read More

Home Purchase & Education Go Hand in Hand

For many families, schools are an essential consideration when searching for a new home. However, most property searches only offer property related criteria such as price, beds, baths, and square feet. As such, locating properties that meet the criteria for your family and your child’s education can be challenging, especially Read More

How to Track Your Home’s Value

Buying a home is generally the single largest purchase that we make in our lifetimes and most of us are interested in not only the value of our properties, but also the general value of like properties in our neighborhoods. Whether you have just moved into a new home or Read More

Become an Expert on New Homes Hitting the Market

Knowledge is power and early knowledge can offer you a powerful advantage, especially in tight real estate markets. Those who find properties first gain an edge by being the first have a chance to see new properties and thus the first to make offers. More often than not, this first Read More